Offices Closing for Winter Break

NYU’s Office of Global Programs and Office of Global Services, as well as most other departments around NYU, will be closed for the winter break starting at 4pm EST on Friday, December 23rd. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th at 9am EST.  Both the Office of Global Programs and the Office of Global Services will not be monitoring voicemail or emails during this time.

We understand that questions may come up while our office is closed – if so, please use the “Search” tool within this blog to see if we have covered it already (in many cases, we have!). This blog is meant to be your main resource of things to know and do regarding Tel Aviv, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

Reminder: Ebills Due January 5

If you have not yet paid your ebill, please take the necessary steps to do so by the January 5th deadline.  As a reminder, ebills were sent to your NYU email address ONLY.  You can also access your ebill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Tel Aviv Spring 2017 and some of them are now PAST DUE.  Please click on the links below for more information. [Link the text below to the posts you have for these. If there are relevant OGS posts/deadlines to include, please add these in by your site too]

[Past Due] Study Away Confirmation Portal

[Past Due] Housing Reservation Payment

[Past Due] Register for 12-18 credits

[Past Due]  Submit health forms to the NYU Health Center

[Past Due]  Submit your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal AND NYU Traveler

[By December 15]  Visiting Students: Submit a photo to the NYU ID Center (Current NYU Students – do not forget to bring your NYU ID with you!)

[By January 5]  Pay your ebill

Mobile Phones in Tel Aviv

As a student studying at NYU Tel Aviv this spring, you will be required to have a mobile phone for the duration of the program. You will be provided with a mobile phone to use for the semester, and approximately $25 USD in phone credit, at no additional cost. To plan accordingly, please fill out this form ASAP so that we are able to have your phone ready for you upon your arrival. Please complete it no later than Friday, January 6, 2017.

As you know, your health and safety is an enormous priority for the University. Not only will this program help us to contact you in case of an emergency, but it will give you the ability to call or text local site staff in the unlikely event you encounter a difficult situation.

Although we are providing the first approximately $25 USD in service, we will expect you to keep enough credit on your phone so that you can call out in case of an emergency. Even if you run out of credit, we will still ask you to keep your phone with you, as you will still be able to receive short incoming calls and text messages.

The phones you receive will be very basic – in other words, don’t expect them to do anything beyond phone calls and text messaging. However, if you have an unlocked phone that you would prefer to use while you are studying away, you’ll still be able to use your approximately $25 USD in credit (and SIM card) on that device instead. You will be able to coordinate this with your site’s staff during orientation.

At the end of the semester, you will be expected to return your SIM card, phone, charger, and any other accessories that may be provided.

Again, please don’t forget to fill out the form, and if you have any questions, please contact me.

Submit Flight Details ASAP

If you haven’t submitted your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal yet, please do so as soon as possible.  This will allow staff directly in Tel Aviv to plan for common arrival times and keep an eye on flights to see if there are delays.  Although the deadline to submit your housing preferences has passed, you can still log in to submit your travel details.

We understand some of you have not yet booked your flight or your passport is currently with the consulate or OGS, therefore we ask that you submit your flight and passport details as soon as you are able.

In addition, please also submit these into NYU Traveler, which goes directly to NYU Public Safety.  It should only take you a few minutes and you can get started by taking the following steps:

If you have questions about filling out this form, please refer to this step-by-step guide or the tutorial video.  Should any technical problems present themselves while entering your information into NYU Traveler, you may contact traveler.support@nyu.edu for assistance.

E-Bills Received

NYU’s Office of the Bursar has now sent out electronic bills (e-bills) to all registered students for the spring semester. As an NYU Tel Aviv student, you should also have your spring Tel Aviv housing placeholder charge posted – all students must pay this amount by the due date. Once the final housing placement has been made, the e-bill will be adjusted, resulting in either a credit or an additional charge. The final charge will appear on your e-bill within 2-3 weeks following the start of the program.

Bills are due by January 5th! If you have not received an e-bill (remember, this is only sent to your NYU email account), you can still access your e-bill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

Please note: Students currently living on campus with meal plans will automatically see a charge on your bursar bill for spring 2017. You can have this charge removed by logging in to the meal plan portal with your Net ID and password and cancelling it.

NYU ID Cards

Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYUCard, is now easier than ever.

First-time card holders: visit photoid.nyu.edu to submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center team, have your NYUCard created. Visiting students, please submit a photo ASAP so it can be processed and sent to your study away site ahead of your arrival. The final deadline to submit this is Tuesday, December 15.

Note:  If you receive an automated message after submission instructing you to pick your card up at the ID Center, please disregard.  Your ID will be sent directly to NYU Tel Aviv.

Current and returning students:  Please remember to bring your NYU ID card with you to your study away site! Apply for and pick up a replacement card if you need one by visiting the NYUCard Center or respective campus location, depending on your school. For details, please click here.

NYU Tel Aviv Gender Inclusive Housing

To be more closely aligned with the student housing assignment process on NYU’s New York campus, NYU Tel Aviv is going to introduce gender inclusive housing for spring 2017 semester.

Gender inclusive housing allows residents to be assigned to rooms, regardless of legal sex. To select gender inclusive housing you must complete the online form by November 25th.

Key Components of Gender Inclusive Housing

Legal sex will not be considered when making roommate assignments for students who indicate they want “gender inclusive” housing.

You can indicate that you prefer gender inclusive housing through the housing preference addendum form. Please submit this form to opt into gender inclusive housing by November 25th.

By selecting this preference, you commit to living in a bedroom occupied by another student who also prefers gender inclusive housing, regardless of their legal sex. This means that the student living within your immediate bedroom can be of any legal sex and may or may not identify as the gender that is not their legal sex. Applicants who select the gender inclusive preference should therefore be willing to live with any other student who is participating in gender inclusive housing.

Should a vacancy arise within a gender inclusive room this space will be filled by any applicant that has a gender inclusive preference. In the event a gender inclusive room cannot be filled with a student who has elected to participate in gender inclusive housing, NYU Tel Aviv will assign a new resident to the room based on legal sex.

Participants who change their mind about gender inclusive living can submit a request to change their preference from gender inclusive to their legal sex, with the understanding that our ability to accommodate requests for such changes are contingent upon space availability and timing of the submitted request.  Please keep in mind that we typically operate at full capacity in the spring semester, often making it difficult to change one’s assignment.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap & Make-Up Quiz

For those who could not attend the in-person orientation, we missed you. There were some great questions and discussions with the Global Peer Mentors.  This interactive session covered everything you need to know as you prepare to study away next semester.

While there is no way to replicate that experience, we are providing this version of the NYU Tel Aviv Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2017 presentation for those who could not attend. Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety and complete this mandatory quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you know the essential information! You will also hear from me directly about completing the quiz if you need to do so.

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • On-site orientation is Mandatory! All students must arrive on January 23, ideally between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 23 – May 25!
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.  To be put in touch with an NYU Tel Aviv alum, email global-peer-mentors@nyu.edu.